Bloomsday 2017 was a hit!

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s festival a Joy(ce)ful week!

2018 Festival Bloomsday Montréal set for June 13-16

“These heavy sands are language tide and wind have silted here.”

James Joyce

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. We are all born mad. Some remain so. You’re on earth. There’s no cure for that.”

Samuel Beckett

“Read your own obituary notice they say you live longer. Gives you second wind. New lease of life.”

James Joyce

The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.”

Maria Edgeworth

“We are all the heroes and heroines of our own lives. Our love stories are amazingly romantic; our losses and betrayals and disappointments are gigantic in our own minds.”

Maeve Binchy

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With Love From Dublin: Bloomsday Montréal Greeting

In 2016 Montreal’s Mayor Coderre declared Montreal and Ireland as ‘twin cities’. In this spirit of fellowship the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Dublin City Council, have gifted us at Festival Bloomsday Montréal 2017 with this lovely video greeting.

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Quel est l’auteur qui a eu un procès favorable?

Lorsque je lisais que James Joyce espérait que l’issue de son premier procès en 1922 lui soit aussi favorable que ceux de Gustave Flaubert et de Charles Baudelaire, j’eue la puce à l’oreille.
Flaubert fut poursuivi pour atteinte à la morale publique : son livre Madame Bovary racontant les déboires amoureux et monétaires d’une bourgeoise de campagne, se terminant par le suicide de celle-ci, pouvait entrainer les femmes à suivre son exemple par mimesis.

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A Succulent Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Our last Bloomsday brunch at EVOO was on Sunday, June 11 and we celebrated it with panache. One of the particularly interesting condiments that Peter served with his Irish breakfast was a succulent little homemade ketchup. While Peter’s was superb, I had also experimented with homemade ketchup, trying to avoid all the sugar and fructose that is in the commercial brands. Here is the fruit of my efforts.

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Where We’ve Been

Spring has been busy, and there was lots to see and do! Blue Met was a smash success. We rolled out a brand new, nearly three hour walking tour that all of our guests loved. Donovan King thrilled all of us with his wonderful stories and performance. Our Finnegans Wake...

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